Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Primary Election, Tuesday August 24th FAQ's

FROM: Center for Civic Participation

Please remember to vote in tomorrow's Primary Election, Tuesday, Aug. 24th. Polls open at 6am and close at 7pm. If you are in line by 7pm, you will be allowed to cast your vote.

Why does this election affect me?
This year Arizona voters will choose the Governor, a United States Senator, all 8 of our Representatives to the US Congress, one Senator and two Representatives from each District to the AZ Legislature, the AZ Attorney General, and the Superintendent of Public Instruction. These elected officials will make decisions that affect every aspect of your life.

Why vote in the Primary Election?
Because some candidates for an office run unopposed in the General Election, the winner of that office is often determined by who wins the Primary Election for that office. Sometimes candidates are elected to office by less than 20% of the voters, because so few vote in the Primary Election. Your vote COUNTS.

I am not registered with any political party (I am an "independent"), can I still vote in the Primary Election?

YES! Non-party affiliated voters (“independents”) can vote in the Primary Election in the party of their choice, even if they are not registered in that party. When voting in person, just ask the poll worker for the party ballot of your choice even if you are not registered as a member of that party.

Where do I vote?
Polling places are open from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm on election day. Confirm your polling place location, by going to Maricopa County's Poll Finder site: http://recorder.maricopa.gov/web/elections.aspx

What I.D. do I need to vote?
You must present 1 form of I.D. (not expired) that shows your name, address and photo or 2 forms of I.D. that show your name and address. Acceptable picture I.D. is valid AZ driver´s license, AZ non-operating identification, passport, tribal I.D. other government issued I.D. Acceptable non-picture I.D. is utility bill, vehicle registration, current voter registration card, bank statement, Indian census card.

Who is running for office in my District (congressional and legislative)? What District am I in?
• If you live in Maricopa County, visit the County Recorder website and enter your address to learn what district you´re in. Find your district
• See a sample of what your ballot will look like (again, this is for Maricopa County) so you can research the candidates and races in which you´ll be voting.
• If you live outside of Maricopa County, visit the Arizona Secretary of State website, click on your county, and visit your county recorder´s website.

How do I find out where candidates stand on issues that are important to me?
• The Citizens Clean Elections 2010 Commission Candidate Statement Pamphlet contains brief explanations from each candidate about why they would like your vote.
• Horizon, the Channel 8/PBS public affairs show, has a great webpage that includes copies of their televised candidate debates.
• The Arizona Capitol Times has a new election coverage page (some links require registration) this year with information on all the races.
• The Arizona Republic asked all candidates to complete a questionnaire, and the answers of those who responded are posted online.

The primary election is Tuesday, August 24. Can I still vote by mail?
• If you have your early ballot already, don´t put it in the mail at this point - it may not arrive in time to be counted. Instead, bring your ballot to ANY polling place (in the county) on Election Day, Aug. 24.

What else can I do to help?
Please send this e-mail to your friends and family and encourage them to vote in the primary election, too. It´s our right and responsibility to elect the leaders who will turn civil talk into civic action!

Honors Forum Lecture Series 2010-2011

The Maricopa Community Colleges' District Honors Program will sponsor a series of six Honors Forum lectures beginning in September.

The theme for the 2010-11 series is The Democratization of Information: Power, Peril and Promise. All lectures begin at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

The series begins Wednesday, September 22 with i-Brain: Surviving the Technological Alteration of the Modern Mind. Dr. Gary Small will make the presentation at Phoenix College's Bulpitt Auditorium, where a book signing with Dr. Small will also be held.

Speaker Peter Phillips will present Media Democracy in Action on Wednesday, October 20, at Glendale Community College's Student Union.

The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes our Future will be presented by Mark Bauerlein on Wednesday, November 17 at Mesa Community College's Navajo Room. A book signing with Bauerlein will also be conducted.

Speaker Sam Gosling will present Snoop: What Your Stuff Says about You on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, at PC's Bulpitt Auditorium. A book signing will also be held as part of the event.

Civil Liberties and Current Challenges for the FBI will be presented Wednesday, March 23, 2011, by National Public Radio reporter Dina Temple-Raston at Mesa Community College's Navajo Room.

Speaker Yvonne Latty will present The Griot: First Person Storytelling on Wednesday, April 13 at Glendale Community College's Student Union.

More information on the Honors Forum Lecture Series is available by calling Eric Leshinskie, District Director of Academic Affairs Support Programs & Services, at ( 480 ) 731-8300. The Honors Forum Lecture Series is coordinated by the Maricopa Center for Learning and Instruction ( MCLI ), a division of Academic and Student Affairs.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Public Safety Update/Summary of Incidents/August 9-22, 2010

Public Safety Update/Summary of Incidents/August 9-22, 2010

12 August; 10:35pm: The custodial cleaning contractor reported that he had lost his access badge for campus buildings. He thinks the badge was lost in the area of the south gymnasium.

13 August; 7:20am: Safety staff was advised of a minor non-injury vehicle accident in the drive adjacent to the west parking lot. A campus employee backed her vehicle to go around a truck and while doing so, backed into a vehicle of another employee. The drivers involved exchanged insurance information.

16 August; 12:00pm: A safety employee misjudged the clearance of a fence pole and struck it with a cart, while patrolling behind the stadium. The employee was not injured and there was minor damage to the cart and no damage to the pole.

16 August; 4:10pm: Safety staff responded to a report of an ill student in the hallway outside of Financial Aid. The student became light-headed and fell to the floor. Paramedics arrived and determined that the student had an elevated sugar level. She was taken home by a friend.

20 August 3:40pm: Safety staff assisted the Phoenix Police by keeping track of a suspect who was being chased by the police. The police apprehended the suspect and charged him with an off-campus shoplifting offense.

NOTE: Please remind students that parking rules are enforced on a 24-hour basis. Students are not allowed to park in employee parking areas at night or on weekends.

NOTE: Faculty members are encouraged to share the safety updates with their students.

End of update.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Public Safety Update/Summary of Incidents/July 26-August 8, 2010

Public Safety Update/Summary of Incidents/July 26-August 8, 2010

27 July; 12:50pm:  Safety staff responded to a minor non-injury vehicle accident in the gymnasium parking lot.  The operator of a vehicle was backing from a parking spot and failed to stop for a vehicle that was going through the lot.  The parties involved exchanged insurance information.

29 July; 10:50am:  Safety staff responded to a minor non-injury vehicle accident in the west parking lot.  Operators of both vehicles were backing from parking spaces and collided.  The accident was captured via video surveillance and the parties involved exchanged insurance information.

3 August; 5:35pm:  Safety staff responded to the counseling area on a report that a student was feeling dizzy and on the verge of passing out.  Paramedics responded and the student was taken to Saint Joseph's Hospital.

4 August; 2:45pm:  An employee fell from a ladder while working in the Dalby building.  The employee complained of pain in his right shoulder area and was taken to Concentra for treatment.

NOTE:  Faculty members are encouraged to share the safety updates with their students.